The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #99782   Message #1993034
Posted By: lisa null
10-Mar-07 - 07:41 PM
Thread Name: virtuosity and traditional music
Subject: RE: virtuosity and traDitional music
Re: Linda Goodman;s comment:

Hey Linda-- if a song really speaks to you, don't hesitate to learn it even if it comes from outside a tradition you know how to convey.

What you say here makes wonderful sense:

gradually let the song teach me a new way of singing, or else have had enough life experience to be able make the song my own.

That's what enables songs to take on new life through different traditions.